Young America Capital is a nationally recognized broker-dealer and investment bank providing companies and investors with advisory services across a focused range of disciplines. The firm concentrates its activities on industries in which its professionals have substantial experience. We deliver sound advice, first class execution and superior results by leveraging our finance expertise, deep industry knowledge and the personal commitment of each senior member of the firm. The firm’s principals have substantial experience with major investment banking and asset management firms. Over one third of our 40 member team have attained their Series 24 Managing Principal status.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF EQUITY & DEBT
Our professionals have extensive experience in the placement of private equity and debt to both institutional and retail investors. Capital is typically deployed to finance working capital, fund the expansion of financial technology market, provide liquidity to shareholders, and to stabilize the capital structure.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Our team has extensive experience as buy-side and exclusive sale advisor; as well as with the acquisition or sale of distressed businesses and assets, including identifying opportunities across the sector for value enhancing consolidation opportunities. We have served as advisors to various financial institutions on strategic options, especially with solutions that help minimize potential losses and provide a suitable risk management infrastructure for our clients.
We possess financial and strategic experience specific to the financial services sector. Services include balance sheet restructurings and tax strategies, in-court and out-of-court restructurings, and bondholder negotiations.
We provide Fairness Opinions under FINRA Rule 5150 which relates to transactions between affiliated entities wherein conflicts of interest could arise between related parties.
Peter Formanek, Managing Partner
Peter has 30+ years of experience advising fund managers, family offices and companies. He has been involved in 300+ transactions over the course of his career and is also involved in the private equity field providing deal origination, fundraising, operations and COO/CFO level expertise and guidance. Prior to establishing Young America Capital, Peter was CFO of Southern Cross Group, which has raised $2B+ of AUM over four funds. Peter is also the Managing Partner in a wealth management focused CPA firm. He began his career as a Financial Analyst with Spear, Leeds & Kellogg (now part of Goldman Sachs) and as Analyst/Database Administrator at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Peter received his BS in Accounting, magna cum laude, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Bridgeport. FINRA licenses 7, 24, 28, 63, 79, 99.
Omar Brown, Managing Director
Omar has 25+ years of experience in financial services as a senior manager at Merrill Lynch & Co, Bank of America, Cowen & Co, BTIG and RedTail Capital markets. He has managed debt and equity risk in management roles in the convertible bond and exchange traded funds businesses. Prior to Young America, Omar was an active advisor and investor (endowment and hedge fund) in the alternative investment space with transaction history in both equity and debt products across all major industry groups. Omar received his BS in Economics from Amherst College. FINRA licenses 7, 63, 24.
Sasson Posner, Managing Director
Sasson has originated, structured and distributed structured credit and structured insurance/reinsurance products throughout his career at Centre Re, Lehman Brothers, Willis Re, and Deutsche Bank, where he was most recently for the last 10 years and was a managing director at the Pension & Insurance Risk Markets group. Sasson holds a B.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and an MBA from the University of Chicago. FINRA licenses 7, 24, 63.
Eric Kramer, Managing Director
Eric has 17+ years of experience at Goldman Sachs in leveraged finance sales, equities sales & trading, and electronic trading sales, primarily covering the hedge fund world. Eric received his BA in Economics, magna cum laude. FINRA licenses 3, 7, 9, 10, 55, 63.